Varsity--Randolph 1 - Chatham 0
Mennen Cup Semifinals
Whenever Chatham and Randolph meet, there is always a promise it will not disappoint and Wednesday's matchup in the Mennen Cup semifinals did not disappoint.
Gavin Einfeldt and Zachary Pendergrast put on a goaltending clinic but a goal from Austin Cross proved to be the difference, as top-seeded Randolph, No. 14 in the NJ.com Top 20, punched a ticket to the final with a 1-0 win over fifth-seeded Chatham at Mennen Arena in Morristown.
Next up for Randolph, which is unbeaten in its last four games (3-0-1), is second-seeded Madison in the final at 5:45 on Friday. Both teams split two regular-season meetings with Randolph winning the first, 3-0, on Dec. 7 and Madison exacting revenge in a 3-2 win on Jan. 14.
Einfeldt turned aside 21 shots to record the shutout. Pendergrast was just as good for Chatham, stopping 25 of the 26 shots that came his way.
The lone puck to find the back of the net in the game came from Cross, his fifth of the season and first since Jan. 30. JT Zangara picked up an assist on the goal.
The loss snaps a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) for Chatham.
Varsity--Chatham 3 - Morristown Beard 2 (OT)
Mennen Cup Quarterfinals
Varsity--Madison 3 - Chatham 0
Jack Downs scored twice and had an assist in Madison's 3-0 win over Chatham at Mennen Arena in Morristown.
Jason Siedem also had a goal for Madison while goalie Matt Ubertaccio made 17 saves for the shutout. Downs scored in t he second and third periods while Siedman's score was sandwiched in between earlier in the third.
Varsity--Vernon 4 - Chatham 2
Shane Brennan scored three times to lead Vernon past Chatham, 4-2, at Mennen Arena in Morristown.
JT Doyle added another goal for the Vikings, which led 2-1 after two periods. Doyle provided the goal to go up 3-2 with 11:46 to go and Brennan scored his third to give cushion. Jake Bokun chipped in with two assists on the scores.
For Chatham, Brian Nall and Colin Pierce found the back of the cage while Nate Marshall had two assists.
Varsity--Chatham 4 - Ramsey 1
Nate Marshall helped lead a balanced attack for Chatham with a goal in a 4-1 win over Ramsey at the Ice Vault Classic in Wayne.
Brandon Lupi, Danny Mahoney and Jack Deletto also scored in the win. Matt Keane and Ryan Sordillo put up two assists, while Quinn Kelly, Brian Nall and Matt White each had one assist.
Sam Rowland turned aside 16 shots for Chatham, which led 2-0 after the first and held on to the lead from there.
Tyler Botta put Ramsey on the board in the second period on a play assisted by Alex Diamond and Chris Kourgelis.
Varsity--Lakeland 2 - Chatham 0
Drew Lorenz scored a goal and assisted on another to lead Lakeland, No. 18 in the NJ.comTop 20, over Chatham, 2-0, at the Ice Vault Classic in Wayne.
Matt Coiley added a goal while Jason Paragallo and Thomas Coiley each recorded an assist for Lakeland, which has allowed just 10 goals over its last 11 games on the way to a 10-1-1 start to the season.
Varsity--Chatham 1 - Wayne 1
Jared Cohen and Matt Keane scored for their respective teams, but Wayne and Chatham skated to a 1-1 tie in the Ice Vault Classic in Wayne.
Cohen opened the scoring for Wayne in the first period on a play assisted by Eric Kruglyak.
Wayne held its lead all the way into the third period until Keane tied things up for Chatham. Brian Nall had an assist on the game-tying goal.
Dan Riina stopped 21 shots for Wayne, while Sam Rowland had 18 for Chatham.
Varsity--Summit 5 - Chatham 1
Charlie Collins scored twice in the first period and Summit, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20, never looked back in a 5-1 win over Chatham at Union Sports Arena in Union.
Greg Spitznagel had a goal and three assists in the victory. Tom Pryymak collected a goal and two assists, while Jake Puskar also scored. Luc Radice had an assist.
Summit built a 5-0 lead and was 1:12 away from a shutout before Ryan Sordillo put Chatham on the board with a power-play goal. Jack Deletto and Declan Curry had assists on the goal.
Grant McCormack stopped 28 shots in goal for Summit. Zachary Pendergrast collected 30 saves for Chatham.
Varsity--Chatham 4 - Livingston 0
Ryan Sordillo netted two goals to lead Chatham to a 4-0 win over Livingston at Codey Arena in West Orange. Michael Sciaretta tallied a goal and two assists, while Brian Naill had a goal and one assist. Danny Mahoney assisted on two goals. Sam Rowland earned the shutout.
Varsity--Chatham 6 - Morristown 1
Three goals by Michael Sciaretta help give Chatham a 6-1 victory over Morristown at Mennen Arena in Morristown. All of Sciaretta’s goals were scored on the power-play. In total, five of the six goals by Chatham were power-play goals. Matt Keane scored two goals and Evan Schmidt had a goal and an assist.
Varsity--Morristown Beard 5 - Chatham 0
Two-goal games from Seth Kaplan and Connor Tartaglione led Morristown-Beard, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20, past Chatham, 5-0, at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown. Nick Vantassell also scored for Morristown-Beard. Vantassell (two), Kaplan and Dylan Dertouzos had assists for the Crimson.
Varsity--Randolph 5 - Chatham 3
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Varsity--Morris Knolls 5 - Chatham 3
Joe Rabeno scored twice and Jason Kwestal had two assists as Morris Knolls/Morris Hills topped Chatham, No. 18 in the NJ.com Top 20, 5-3, at Mennen Arena in Morristown.
Playing in its first game of the co-op, Morris scored three goals on power plays.
Sean Murray, Jacob Walsh, and Jason Miesegaes also scored for Morris, which outscored Chatham, 3-0, in the second period. Murray, Walsh, and Jake DiLoreto all had assists as well.
For Chatham, Michael Sciaretta scored off an assist from Jack Deletto and Evan Schmidt found the back of the cage off a pass from Brian Nall. Declan Curry also scored as well. Ryan Sordillo was credited with that assist.
Varsity-Chatham 5 - Jefferson/Sparta 0
Chatham, No. 18 in the NJ.com Top 20, scored three goals in the first period as it defeated Sparta 5-0 at Skylands Ice World in Stockholm.
There were five different goal scorers for Chatham. The first goal of the Chathams season was by Danny Mahoney and assisted by Delran Curry. Evan Schmidt and Curry scored the second and third goals of the period.
Matt Keane and senior Michael Sciaretta scored the final two goals for Chatham. Zachary Pendergrast started his senior year strong posting a shutout on 18 saves.